As expected, Xiaomi subsidiary Huami unveiled its latest smartwatch entry with the new ruggedized sports-focused Amazfit Ares. It comes with tracking for 70 sports modes, performance analysis via the Firstbeat platform, GPS and heart rate tracking.
The watch is built around a square 1.28-inch reflective color touch screen with a 176 x 176 pixels resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It’s made out of polycarbonate, weighs just 48 grams and boasts a 5 ATM water-resistant rating. Apart from its sports tracking abilities, the Ares also features a Biotracker PPG optical heart rate sensor and supports sleep tracking.
It can pair with any Android 5.0 or iOS 10 via Bluetooth. The battery comes in at 200mAh which Amazfit claims can fully charge in 2 hours and last up to 14 days with normal usage. Alternatively, it’s rated at up to 90 days in watch mode with Bluetooth and heart rate tracking turned off. Charging is done via a proprietary magnetic stand included in the retail packaging.
The Amazfit Ares will go for CNY 499 ($70/INR 5,300) and will be available in black and army green colors. Its already up for pre-sale in China while official sales start on June 1.
Source ( in Chinese)